Does anyone build non template websites anymore?


#1

Hi,
I’m new here and I am loathe to introduce myself by immediately asking for help; but I’m hitting a wall; hard… and could do with some help.

I’ve been trying to weeks to try to get a project off the ground that isn’t your stock ‘rinse and repeat’ website.

I would like to take advantage of some of the stability and or security protocols that comes from a WP site, but not one of the templates I’ve seen comes close to being able to handle our dbase in a way that makes sense.

Likely, our biggest problem is budget. Otherwise we could go to IBM and get it done in a matter of weeks.

That being said if their project is able to get off the ground there is the possibility of this being a long term partnership where regular monthly income would be generated.

If anyone out there has any ideas or could in fact help I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks,
Orlando


#2

Hi I have worked with wordpress in the past and there are limitations - especially if you want to some more interactive GUI work.

It would be good to understand a little more about

  1. How different is the data you are wanting to use
  2. How much of the wordpress functionality will you need (admin/ posts etc)

Looks like your options would be

  1. Modify wordpress (I have done this before, but it is not allways a good idea)
  2. Create a custom app in node.js or react / node.js (working with someone that can show you something they have done that is ismilar)
  3. Use a hybrid approach wordpress plus additional front end components in something like react or node.js or straight html .js

Wordpress is really designed to work with the wordpress data-structure in the past I have created custom post types and other custom field using various plugins but it could turn into a bit of a mess.

In the hybrid approach you could use some of the wordpress functionality and also either creates a standalone app for the extra stuff or make all the gui in another app and just use wordpress for the backend https://www.cloudways.com/blog/use-react-with-wordpress-to-create-headless-cms/. If it was that way then the GUI could be designed in react which would give alot of flexibility. (but sound like your data wont work in the wordpress schema)

Currently I am finishing v1 of an app (from the ground up) using react and node.js frameworks, the app features login and logout and the ability for people to create documents using a drag and drop interface.

I may be able to help for a reasonable price as I am a little hamstrung with permi jobs at the moment (waiting on paperwork as I am in Norway).